Jacobs v. Sullivan et al
ORDER Granting Plaintiff's 114 Requests to Delay Trial Pending Resolution of Defendant Crotty's Bankruptcy Proceedings, and to be Provided with Status Reports; ORDER to Stay Case; ORDER for Defense Counsel to File Quarterly Status Reports Beginning on or About June 1, 2013, signed by Magistrate Judge Gary S. Austin on 04/24/2013.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
GEORGE E. JACOBS IV,
ORDER GRANTING PLAINTIFF’S
REQUESTS TO DELAY TRIAL PENDING
RESOLUTION OF DEFENDANT
PROCEEDINGS, AND TO BE PROVIDED
WITH STATUS REPORTS
W. J. SULLIVAN, et al.,
ORDER STAYING TRIAL
ORDER FOR DEFENSE COUNSEL TO
FILE QUARTERLY STATUS REPORTS
BEGINNING ON OR ABOUT JUNE 1, 2013
Plaintiff George E. Jacobs IV (APlaintiff@) is a state prisoner proceeding pro se and in
forma pauperis in this civil rights action filed pursuant to 42 U.S.C. ' 1983. This action now
proceeds on the Third Amended Complaint filed by Plaintiff on May 5, 2010, against
defendants Crotty, Nelson, Watson, Chan, McGregor, Alexander, Carrasco, Blankenship, Jobb,
Granillo, Johnson, and Salazar aka Adams, for violation of Plaintiff=s rights under the Eighth
Amendment. (Doc. 29.)
Defendant Crotty has filed bankruptcy, and on June 23, 2011, the Court stayed this
action as to defendant Crotty pursuant to 11 U.S.C. ' 362(a), pending resolution of the
bankruptcy proceedings. (Doc. 58.) On July 26, 2012, defense counsel notified the Court that
the bankruptcy proceedings are likely to continue for another year and a half. (Doc. 108.)
Therefore, on November 16, 2012, the Court entered an order for Plaintiff to file a response in
writing, advising the Court whether he wishes to (1) delay the trial in this action for a year or
more, until defendant Crotty=s bankruptcy is resolved and the automatic stay is lifted, or (2)
dismiss defendant Crotty from this action and proceed to trial now. (Doc. 113.)
On December 6, 2012, Plaintiff filed a response to the Court’s order, requesting to delay
the trial pending resolution of the bankruptcy proceedings. (Doc. 114.) Plaintiff also requested
to be provided with periodic status reports of defendant Crotty’s bankruptcy proceedings.
Good cause appearing, Plaintiff’s requests shall be granted.
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that:
reports, are GRANTED;
Plaintiff’s requests to delay the trial in this action, and to be provided with status
Trial in this action is STAYED, pending resolution of defendant Crotty’s
bankruptcy proceedings and lifting of the automatic stay; and
Defense counsel is required to file a status report every three months, beginning
on or about June 1, 2013, informing the Court and Plaintiff of the status of defendant Crotty=s
IT IS SO ORDERED.
April 24, 2013
/s/ Gary S. Austin
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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